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We are one of the largest providers of shade and ornamental trees in North America. For more than 70 years, the Schmidt family and employees have been contributing to the greening of our nation. Our handcrafted, high quality shade, flowering and ornamental trees are sold to nurseries and landscape companies in every state and in most Canadian provinces. Many are replanted by our customers and grown to specimen sizes before being installed in public and private landscapes.

You will find our unique trees growing to maturity in neighborhoods and parks, shading busy streets, and contributing to the beautiful landscapes of countless homes and businesses. You will even find trees that originated in our nursery shading the entryways to our Nation’s Capitol, a scene that is captured on the back of the fifty-dollar bill. With over 50 uniquely patented or trademarked introductions and over 500 other varieties in production we are proud to be a prominent leader in our industry.

We are as passionate about nurturing employees as we are about growing great trees. Our dedication to employee satisfaction and success is embedded in our mission statement, which states that our work is accomplished “through teamwork with our employees in an environment of fairness, respect, loyalty and mutual success.”

The Schmidt family and employees are proud of our role in enhancing our communities and our environment through the growing and planting of trees. If you are passionate about trees, the environment, and joining a winning team, you have come to the right place.

In addition to providing a safe and enjoyable workplace, J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package that includes a profit-sharing retirement plan. Medical, dental, flex and life insurance, overtime, paid holidays and vacation time, tuition assistance, and bonuses based on profitability are additional benefits. Unless otherwise specified, positions are based in our Boring Oregon headquarters.

General Nursery Workers

We are actively seeking general nursery workers at this time. Please download, fill out and send in the application from the download links below.

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B & B Department Mananger - Boring, Oregon

We are currently looking for an experienced manager to coordinate day-to-day operations of our B&B Dept. in Boring, Oregon. Qualified candidates should have hands-on experience with production of B&B ornamentals and conifers. Individual is responsible for plant growth, health, and all cultural techniques and must be an organized team player capable of supervising others. Prior nursery experience is essential. Bilingual (English/Spanish) is a plus. Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving record. Excellent benefit package. This is a full-time position. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Spray Applicator Supervisor - Boring, Oregon

We are looking for an individual to operate agricultural farm equipment and apply pesticides. Must be able to communicate in English and either have or obtain private pesticide applicators license within six months of hire. Will supervise and train workers in safe working practices around chemicals and equipment hazards. Requires proficiency in the working maintenance and operation of all tractors, sprayers, and equipment used in pest management. Must be able to work independently without close supervision and observe all safety requirements. Horticultural plant knowledge and mechanical abilities a plus. Comprehensive employee benefit package. Salary commensurate with experience. Send cover letter and resume the address listed below.

Journeyman Mechanic - Boring, Oregon

We are seeking a skilled and self-motivated Journeyman Mechanic to join our team in our repair shop. Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and insurable driving record. Candidate must have the ability to work independently and assist other mechanics in the repair and maintenance of vehicles, tractors, forklifts, farm equipment and implements for a large variety of repairs, diagnosis and general service and upkeep. Required experience: General Service, Gasoline/Diesel/LPG Engine Repair and Diag., Clutch/Transmission and associated component replacement (Tractor and Vehicles), Brake systems (Hydraulic and Air), Heavy Equipment Repair and Service including drive systems, Electrical Systems and wiring, Hydraulic systems and cylinders, some level of experience with farm equipment. Any additional experience in welding and/or fabrication is a plus, as well as familiarity with diverse farm/nursery implements or tire repair and replacement on vehicles/tractors. Candidate will have good communication and organizational skills, be highly motivated and goal oriented as well as being aware of and practicing safety in the work place. Candidate must also possess knowledge of electronic diagnostic equipment, and be open to further training and use of electronic data and labor management software platforms. The ability to maintain accurate records by recording service and repairs completed with parts and product usage is vital to the position. Must be able to handle and carry objects up to 80 lbs. We maintain a drug-free workplace. This is a full time position with excellent company Benefits. Work hours are 40+ hours per week and are conducted inside of a shop but may require outdoor work in potentially inclement conditions out in the fields of the nursery at times. Opportunities for advancement. Wages DOE. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Equipment Foreperson - Canby, Oregon

We are seeking an experienced Foreperson to supervise all farming and equipment practices serving 1,300 acres of nursery stock in Canby, Oregon. Candidate must have a strong working knowledge of farming practices and soil management; must have experience and knowledge of rollover and switch plowing, disking, cultivating, sub-soiling, ripping, harrowing, land-plain and rototilling. Candidate needs to have the skill to maintain and repair the equipment being used and a working knowledge in the operation of forklifts, tractors and trucks. Candidate must be proficient in supervising both the personnel and multi projects simultaneously along with monitoring the work being performed to desired expectations. The Candidate will be required to have a working knowledge in the use of computer programs and able to create daily work orders, administer job specific training and evaluate job performance for the department’s employees. Only candidates who desire to work in a fast pace and highly motivated team environment need apply. Bi-lingual English/Spanish a plus. Year round employment and an excellent benefits package. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below

Deciduous Tree Grower - Milton-Freewater, Oregon

We are seeking a full time grower with experience in tree production to fill a position at our Milton-Freewater, Oregon farn. Applicant must be fluent in Spanish and English, both reading and writing, and have proven supervisory/management skills. Ideal candidate will be self-motivated and quality driven, be honest, a team player, trustworthy and possess a high work ethic standard. Five plus years of horticultural education and/or work related experience is preferred. Moving and/or housing assistance may be available. Valid driver’s license required. Wage DOE with full company benefits. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

Management Trainee

Are you looking to advance your horticulture career? Do you have a B.S. Degree in horticulture or related field? Do you like working outdoors or in greenhouses growing trees in fields and/or containers? If so, contact us about our Management Trainee position opportunities. Gain valuable production experience, from propagation, grafting, budding, planting, growing, harvesting, and shipping trees throughout North America and foreign countries. Management Trainees will learn the skills needed to advance their careers within the JFS company family.

If you are highly motivated, self-directed, and career-oriented, we are looking for you. We are a 70+ year family nursery with a world-wide reputation for growing quality trees and being the world-leader in new variety tree introductions. This is a full time position with an excellent benefits package. Mail, fax or email resume and application to our address listed below.

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
To apply please contact us at the address
listed below or send your resume to:

J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Attn: Human Resources
9500 SE 327th Ave
Boring, OR 97009

Fax: 503-512-2209
Phone: 503-663-4128
Email:

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